Firefigthers from Fire District 7 responded to the 600 block of 164th St. SE around 8:45 a.m. They found a woman inside the submerged car with water up to her chest. Two firefighters entered the water in dry suits and life vests to save the woman. She was not hurt.
“Thankfully crews were able to get the woman out quickly,” Fire District 7 spokesperson Autumn Waite said. “The main concern with a person submerged in cold water for any length of time is the possibility of hypothermia, which is of course extremely dangerous.”
Waite said all firefighters participate in basic water rescue training, and one of the responding trucks carries the special equipment needed to enter the water.
Photo courtesy of Captain Evan Adolf, Snohomish County Fire District 7.